Storyline 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

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Here's a list of keyboard shortcuts to help you become even more productive when working in Storyline:

Key(s)

Function

F1Help
F2Selects all text within a shape after its bounding box has been clicked
F3Normal view
F4Slide master
F5Feedback master
F7Spell check
F10Publish
F12Preview entire project
Shift+F9Show / Hide Gridlines
Shift+F12Preview current scene
Shift+dragIf moving an object, movement is constrained to straight lines. If resizing an object, size maintains aspect ratio.
Alt+dragMove or resize an object with tighter control in 1 pixel increments
Ctrl+dragIf moving an object, a copy of the object will be created in the new location. If resizing an object, it will be proportionally resized from opposite directions simultaneously.
Ctrl+ASelect all  (Click here for details on how Ctrl+A works in Storyline.)
Ctrl+BBold
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+DDuplicate object
Ctrl+ECenter align text
Ctrl+FFind
Ctrl+GGroup objects
Ctrl+IItalicize
Ctrl+JInsert picture
Ctrl+KInsert hyperlink
Ctrl+LLeft align text
Ctrl+MInsert slide
Ctrl+NNew project
Ctrl+OOpen project
Ctrl+RRight align text
Ctrl+SSave project
Ctrl+TInsert text box
Ctrl+UUnderline
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+WClose tab
Ctrl+YRedo
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+EnterOpens Format Shape dialog
Ctrl+F12Previews current slide
Ctrl+Mouse WheelZoom in / out
Ctrl+ArrowMoves selected object 1 pixel in the direction of the arrow
Ctrl+Shift+ArrowResizes the selected object by 1 pixel (up/down arrows increase/decrease the object height; right/left arrows increase/decrease the object width)
Ctrl+Shift+CCopy the selected object's formatting
Ctrl+Shift+GUngroup objects
Ctrl+Shift+VPaste formatting from the clipboard (similar to Format Painter)
Ctrl+Shift+EnterOpens Size and Position dialog
CAdds a cue point if you press the key while playing the slide from the timeline
SpacebarPauses/plays the timeline once you click the play button on the timeline

Creating Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts

You can also create your own keyboard shortcuts by adding features that you use frequently to the Quick Access Toolbar. To do so, right- click the button for any Storyline feature, and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar.

Then, to launch any of the buttons on the Quick Access Toolbar via a keyboard shortcut, press and hold the ALT key on your keyboard and then press the number key that matches the button you want to launch. For example, the first button on the Quick Access Toolbar is "1", the second button is "2", etc.